A 31-year-old female asked:
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which proton-pump inhibitor is best? nexium, (esomeprazole) prilosec, or prevacid and why?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Each has relative...: ...merits based on duration of action, side effects, tolerance, cost/insurance coverage. All are equally efficacious, so your question should be better phrased, "which is better for me?", and that we can't answer since we don't know your particular circumstances.
Answered on Feb 2, 2019
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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
None!: The plethorta of side effects of these drugs has only become evident. Nutritional deficiencies, osteoporosis, chronic kidney issues, and acelerated heart disease. They should be short term. H2 blockers are a preferred treatment!
Answered on Jul 25, 2018
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Dr. David Earle
Dr. David Earle commented
30 years experience General Surgery
Don't forget there are also non-medicine ways to treat GERD. Stretta is a low risk procedure done endoscopically, and there are a few surgical options with even better results, but obviously more invasive. See a general surgeon with experience with these to see if they're right for you. Hope this helps!
Oct 17, 2017

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